Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Infosys Strengthens Environmental Sustainability Initiatives at Its Chandigarh Campus

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 18th July:- Infosys recently launched its 10th Sustainability Report highlighting the various responsible business practices undertaken by the company across economic, social and environmental parameters, in accordance with the Global Reporting initiative G4 (comprehensive) guidelines. In line with its sustainability policy, Infosys has focused its efforts on enhancing environmental performance by improving energy efficiency, becoming water sustainable, minimizing waste-to-landfills, increasing the use of renewable energy, reducing carbon footprint and contribution to biodiversity.
Some of the key initiatives that were undertaken at its Chandigarh campus are as follows:
·         Energy: Infosys has implemented smart parking management in its Chandigarh campus to reduce the numbers of cars congesting the streets and the emission caused.
·         Renewable Energy: In order to reduce carbon footprint, Infosys has invested in various energy efficiency measures including lighting, UPS, building management systems, smart retrofit programs across various campuses, including Chandigarh. The company also installed 15.2 MW solar capacities (rooftop + ground-mount) across India since 2009. Chandigarh contributes 202 (kW) of installed capacity.
·        Food waste Management: To address waste management in an integrated manner, the company has 3.1 TPD installed capacity of composting plants in different campuses including Chandigarh.

Moving into the new fiscal, the company will continue to innovate and nurture new ideas that have the potential to tackle the environmental challenges of today and the future.

Time Ripe for Arrival of Brand 'PUNJAB' on Global Stage With Bang: Navjot Singh Sidhu

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 18th July:- The Governor, Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh V.P.Singh Badnore while addressing the interface of Punjab Government here today at the Indian School of Business with the Indian Heritage Hotel Association asked the Government of Punjab to introduce innovative ideas which were required for promotion of heritage tourism in Punjab. He called upon the Indian Heritage Hotel Association, for extending its expertise in conservation of heritage and development of tourism in the state.
V.P.Singh Badnore appreciated the passion and acumen of the Tourism Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu by which he has taken the entire concept of promoting Heritage tourism. He said that a detailed discussion with the representatives of IHHA on how tourism and culture can help in creating job avenues especially in the rural areas of the State has already taken place and modalities are being worked out to formulate the plans.
The Punjab State would be on the forefront in developing heritage tourism and there was a great scope for converting a lot of these heritage properties, lying in shambles, into destinations including wedding destination, said the Governor.
Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that punjab has been the frontline state of the country in every other sphere and now the time has come to showcase the amazing prowess of the state in tourism sector also for which the State Government would not leave any stone unturned. Emphatically putting forward his line of action here today at the Indian School of Business, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the state has immense potential to emerge as the leading player on global stage in the tourism sector and to ensure this, the state government is in the process of coming out with a comprehensive policy as taking Punjab to the heights of tourism sector is the dream envisaged by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Making a water tight case in favour of Punjab to be numero uno on both tourism and cultural fronts, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the time is ripe for the arrival of 'Brand Punjab' on world stage with a bang. He also said that meticulous planning and strategizing is the need of the hour to promote and market 'Brand Punjab' in the entire globe. He also said that the main purpose of this historic interaction made possible due to the initiative and as per the directions of the Governor, Punjab V.P. Singh Badnore and the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh is to bring into focus the potential that Punjab holds in the tourism sector.
Underlining the importance of the NRI community in taking the mission to pinnacle of success, the minister said that the NRIs yearn deeply for reconnecting with their glorious cultural and historical roots back home in Punjab so they must be made partners in the development of the state on tourism front through proper policy planning.
Perfectly articulating his vision to transform Punjab into a Tourism superpower, Navjot Singh Sidhu revealed that the 4 circuits namely- Maharaja circuit, Mughal circuit, Sufi circuit and Spiritual circuit would act as the game changers for the state from the point of view of taking tourism sector to the un-scaled heights. He also disclosed that the religious circuit would connect 3 takht sahibans in the state ( Sri Akal Takht Sahib Amritsar, Sri Kesgarh Sahib Sri Anandpur Sahib, and Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo), Fatehgarh Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib whereas the Maharaja Circuit would include connecting Quila Mubarak Patiala, Sheesh Mahal, Bathinda Fort, Darbar Hall Sangrur, Maharaja Jagatjit Palace and Bagghikhana Kapurthala. Under Mughal circuit, various sarais namely-Shambhu, Doraha, Nakodar, Nurmahal, Coronation place of Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar in Kalanaur (Gurdaspur) would be connected whereas under the Sufi circuit – Roza Sharif Sirhind, places related to Baba Sheikh Farid in Faridkot besides those related with Baba Bulle Shah would be connect. He also said that deliberations are on to allow use of various forts in Punjab as wedding destinations while making tent arrangements for tourists at places like-Aam Khas Bagh Sirhind.
Navjot Singh Sidhu also divulged that the boost to the tourism sector in the state would result in the economy of the state besides playing a yeoman's role in generating adequate employment opportunities for the youth of the state. He further said that tourism sphere has the ability to run an entire country leave alone a state provided that adequate and serious preparations go into making any place a viable tourist destination.
Addressing on the occasion, the President of IHHA, Maharaja Gaj Singh (Jodhpur) said that Navjot Singh Sidhu is making herculean efforts towards transforming Punjab into a tourism hub and lauding the efforts said that bold decisions are a sure recipe for success. He also stressed on the applicability of unique and novel ideas to carry the mission forward besides working with single minded devotion. 
Earlier, the Principal Secretary, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Punjab Jaspal Singh highlighted through a power point presentation the serious endeavour of the department to finalize the draft of the proposed tourism policy. On the occasion, Consultant Abha Narain Lamba, working for restoring cultural sites of Punjab to their former glory, perfectly showcased through a presentation the religious, historical and culturally important buildings and monuments which could attract the tourists in a fairly large number. Conducting the stage, the Director, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Shivdular Singh Dhillon brought into focus the finer points of important tourist landmarks in the state and threw light on the culturally significant sites of Patiala.
In his presentation on the Northern Ireland, Lord Daljit Rana said that the place attracts the number of tourists twice its population and termed tourism as the backbone of the economy of Northern Ireland.  The Honorary General Secretary of the IHHA, Thakur Randhir Vikram Singh gave detailed insight into the heritage hotels situated across the country and expressed happiness over the fact that the State Government has shown special interest in this sector resulting in sincere efforts to preserve heritage of Punjab as well as chalking out a comprehensive tourism policy. He also said that till today, there is not a single heritage hotel in Punjab whereas these are successfully running in various other states. The CMD of the Neemrana Hotels Aman Nath strongly advocated that the Punjabi people should proudly profess their identity which would be an important factor in making Punjab a global giant in tourism sector.

Veteran actor Pankaj Berry Playing Iinteresting Role of Tathacharya in Sony SAB’s Tenali Rama: Tathacharya -The Royal Priest of Vijayanagar Kingdom

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 18th July:- Veteran actor Pankaj Berry is playing a very interesting role of Tathacharya in Sony SAB’s recently launched Tenali Rama. Tathacharya is the royal priest in the court room of King Krishnadevraya. Tathacharya is a cunning, greedy man, and the biggest enemy of Tenali Rama. He is the biggest hater of Tenali Rama and his only motive is to throw him out from the King’s court. He does not leave a chance when it comes to mislead Tenali. Tenali Rama is always successful in outdoing Tathacharya with his intelligence, which leaves Tathacharya fuming. In a brief conversation with Pankaj Berry aka Tathacharya from Tenali Rama.
 According to the Pankaj Berry, he has done Mahabharat before. Recently he did Peshwa Bajirao. He has done historic shows before but Tenali Rama is the first folklore series of his life.
Pankaj Berry said that his character in Tenali Rama is very interesting and challenging. He plays the role of Tattacharya who is Tenali’s rival. Tenali Rama is a show which all generations can connect. Tattacharya character is multi-dimensional. Though his character is on darker side but there are so many variations. That is why he chooses this role.
Pankaj Berry further shared that as an actor we have to play a character rather than look for a medium. The only difference is technicalities otherwise rest all remains same. And speaking in terms of acting, films will go into minute details of acting whereas television industry needs loud reaction. So all medium needs their own skills.
While talking about his relation with Tenali Rama in the serial Pankaj Berry said that his equation with Tenali is exactly of what an antagonist and protagonist of the show needs to have. When Tenali tries to solve problem and Tattacharaya brings all kind of hurdles in his way. Tenali’s only enemy in the show is Tattacharya. It’s kind of Tom and Jerry relationship.

State Level Energy Park Established at Botanical Garden Sarangpur

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 18th July:- Deptt. of Science & Technology & Renewable Energy, had established a State Level Energy Park at Botanical Garden Sarangpur for creating awareness among citizens/students regarding various forms of Energy and related concepts. Hitherto, the park was open for general public for 6 days (Mon to Sat) with a weekly off on Sunday.

Considering that the footfall at the park is more on the Sunday (being a holiday for all) it has been decided that henceforth the Energy Park, Chandigarh will remain open for visitors on Sundays and a weekly off shall be observed during Tuesdays.

Aryans Group to organize 2nd Scholarship Mela on 29th July

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 18th July:- After the success of 1st scholarship Mela and on the demand of students, Aryans group of Colleges, Chandigarh is organizing 2nd Scholarship Mela. The Mela would be held on 29th July at PHD Chamber, Sec-31, Chandigarh.
Interested students can apply directly on Aryans website www.aryans.edu.in or can give a missed call on Tollfree helpline No 1800-3000-0388 or may submit their registration form in Aryans Campus situated on Chandigarh-Patiala Highway, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh.
Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group while giving more information said that in this scheme another 100 students would be selected under scholarship on merit cum means basis in which 50% scholarship will be provided by Aryans and rest 50% will be financed in the shape of education loan.  
Students can avail the scholarship benefits in the courses as B.Tech (1.80 Lacs), Diploma (45,000), MBA (90,000); B.Sc(Agri)(40,000), BBA/BCA (40,000), B.Com (23,000), BA-LL.B (20,000), LL.B (20,000), B.Ed (20,000), GNM (15,000), ANM (10,000), MA (Education) (15,000), BA (5000) etc.
The scholarship would help those students who have marks but no means. It would help to empower underprivileged youth of the Nation through relevant and technical education, innovative ideas and market-focused livelihood programmes at Aryans.

ਸਮਾਜਿਕ ਆਰਥਿਕ ਅਤੇ ਜਾਤੀ ਜਨਗਨਣਾ 2011 ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਦੇ ਅਧਾਰ ਤੇ ਵੰਡੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ ਗੈਸ ਕੁਨੈਕਸ਼ਨ: ਸੰਜੀਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਗਰਗ

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 18th July:- ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਉੱਜਵਲ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਤਹਿਤ ਸਾਹਿਬਜ਼ਾਦਾ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਗਰ ਜਿਲ੍ਹੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੁਣ ਤੱਕ 5550 ਮੁਫਤ ਗੈਸ ਕੁਨੈਕਸ਼ਨ ਵੰਡੇ ਜਾ ਚੁੱਕੇ ਹਨ ਇਸ ਗੱਲ ਦੀ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਿੰਦਿਆਂ ਵਧੀਕ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ (ਵਿਕਾਸ) ਸੰਜੀਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਗਰਗ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਸਬ-ਡਵੀਜਨ ਡੇਰਾਬਸੀ ਵਿਚ ਹੁਣ ਤੱਕ 3136, ਸਬ-ਡਵੀਜਨ ਖਰੜ ਵਿਖੇ 1578 ਅਤੇ ਮੋਹਾਲੀ ਸਬ-ਡਵੀਜਨ ਵਿੱਚ 836 ਲਾਭਪਾਤਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਮੁਫਤ ਗੈਸ ਕੁਨੈਕਸ਼ਨ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਜਾ ਚੁੱਕੇ ਹਨ 
ਸੰਜੀਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਗਰਗ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ  ਜਿੱਥੇ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ਵਿਚ ਗਰੀਬੀ ਰੇਖਾ ਤੋਂ ਹੇਠਾਂ ਰਹਿ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਲਈ ਇਸ ਸਕੀਮ ਅਧੀਨ ਗੈਸ ਕੁਨੈਕਸ਼ਨ ਵੰਡੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ। ਉੱਥੇ ਸਮਾਜਿਕ ਆਰਥਿਕ ਅਤੇ ਜਾਤੀ  ਜਨਗਨਣਾ  2011 ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਦੇ ਅਧਾਰ ਤੇ  ਵੀ ਗਰੀਬ ਪਰਿਵਾਰਾਂ ਦੀਆਂ ਮਹਿਲਾਵਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਗੈਸ ਕੂਨੈਕਸ਼ਨ ਮੁਫਤ ਵੰਡੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ। ਉਨਾ੍ਹਂ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਤਹਿਤ ਲਾਭ-ਪਾਤਰੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਚੋਣ ਇਕਨਾਮਿਕ ਕਾਸਟ ਸੈਸਿਜ਼ ਦੇ ਅਧਾਰ ਤੇ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ (ਜਿਵੇਂ  ਕਿ ਛੱਤ ਦਾ ਮਟੀਰਿਅਲ, ਆਰਥਿਕ ਸਥਿਤੀ, ਘਰੇਲੂ ਆਮਦਨ  ਦੇ ਸਾਧਨ ਆਦਿ) ਵਿਚੋਂ ਕਿਸੇ ਇੱਕ ਸਰਤ ਦੇ ਪੂਰਾ ਹੋਣ ਦੀ ਸੂਰਤ ਵਿਚ ਉਸ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਨੂੰ ਹੀ ਇਸ ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਤਹਿਤ ਯੋਗ ਮੰਨਿਆਂ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ।  
ਸੰਜੀਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਗਰਗ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਵਿੱਤੀ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ ਕਮਜ਼ੋਰ ਵਰਗਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਉੱਜਵਲ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਤਹਿਤ ਬਿਨਾ੍ਹਂ ਸਿਕਿਊਰਟੀ ਵਾਲਾ ਸਿਲੰਡਰ, ਪ੍ਰੈਸਰ ਰੈਗੂਲੇਟਰ, ਸੁਰੱਕਸ਼ਾ ਹੌਜ ਪਾਇਪ, ਡੀ.ਜੀ.ਸੀ.ਸੀ. ਕਾਪੀ ਮੁਹੱਈਆ ਕਰਵਾਈ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਨਵਾਂ ਗੈਸ ਕੁਨੈਕਸਨ ਲੈਣ ਲਈ ਖਪਤਕਾਰਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕੇਵਲ ਗੈਸ ਭਰਾਈ ਦੇ ਹੀ ਪੈਸੇ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ। ਉਨਾ੍ਹਂ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਜਿਹੜੇ ਬੀ.ਪੀ.ਐਲ.ਪਰਿਵਾਰਾਂ ਕੋਲ ਗੈਸ ਕੁਨੈਕਸ਼ਨ ਨਹੀਂ ਹਨ ਉਹ ਇਸ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਤਹਿਤ ਲਾਭ ਲੈ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ
ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਉੱਜਵਲ ਯੋਜਨਾਂ ਸਕੀਮ ਦਾ ਲਾਭ ਲੈਣ ਲਈ ਬੀ.ਪੀ.ਐਲ.ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਦੀ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਮਹਿਲਾ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਬਿਨੈ ਪੱਤਰ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ  ਅਤੇ ਉਹ ਬਿਨੈਕਾਰ ਭਾਰਤ ਦਾ ਪੱਕਾ ਵਸਨੀਕ ਹੋਵੇ ਅਤੇ ਉਸਦੀ ਉਮਰ ਘੱਟੋ ਘੱਟ ਉਮਰ 18 ਸਾਲ ਹੋਵੇ। ਉਸ ਬਿਨੇਕਾਰ ਕੋਲ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਵੀ ਗੈਸ ਕੁਨੇਕਸ਼ਨ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਅਤੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਉਸਨੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਹੋਰ ਸਰਕਾਰੀ ਸਕੀਮ ਤਹਿਤ ਗੈਸ ਕੁਨੇਕਸ਼ਨ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਨਾਂ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੋਵੇ। ਇਸ ਸਕੀਮ ਦਾ ਲਾਭ ਲੈਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਲਾਭਪਾਤਰੀ ਕੋਲ ਉਸਦਾ ਅਤੇ ਉਸਦੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਜੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਅਧਾਰ ਕਾਰਡ ਅਤੇ ਲਾਭਪਾਤਰੀ ਦੇ ਨਾਂ ਤੇ ਚੱਲ ਰਿਹਾ ਬੈਂਕ ਖਾਤਾ ਲਾਜਮੀ ਹੋਣਾਂ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ। ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਲਾਭਪਤਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਸਕੀਮ ਬਾਰੇ ਜਾਣੂ ਕਰਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਸਮੇਂ ਸਮੇਂ ਜਾਗਰੂਕ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਜਿਲ਼੍ਹੇ ਦੀਆਂ ਵੱਖ ਵੱਖ ਗੈਸ ਏਜੰਸੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਹਦਾਇਤ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਹੈ  ਕਿ ਉਹ ਲੋੜਵੰਦ ਲਾਭਪਾਤਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਸਕੀਮ ਦਾ ਪੂਰਾ ਲਾਭ ਦੇਣ  ਤਾਂ ਜੋ  ਇਸ ਸਕੀਮ ਤਹਿਤ ਗਰੀਬੀ ਰੇਖਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਥੱਲੇ ਰਹਿ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਇਸ ਸਕੀਮ ਤੋਂ ਵਾਝੀਆਂ ਨਾਂ ਰਹਿਣ ਜਾਣ। ਇਸ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਫੂਡ ਐਂਡ ਸਿਵਲ ਸਪਲਾਈਜ ਦੇ ਉੱਚ ਅਧਿਕਾਰੀ ਵੀ ਵੱਖ ਵੱਖ ਗੈਸ ਏਂਜਸੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਜਿੱਥੇ ਨਰੀਖਣ ਕਰਦੇ ਰਹਿੰਦੇ ਹਨ ਉੱਥੇ ਹੀ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਵੀ  ਪਿੰਡ ਪੱਧਰ ਤੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਜਾਗਰੂਕ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਸਮੇਂ ਸਮੇਂ ਤੇ ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ ਉਪਰਾਲੇ ਕੀਤੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ